Original Roma Women contingent decreases as Vanessa Bernauer confirms departure

Vanessa Bernauer is leaving Roma Women after being part of the first four years of their history.

Bernauer had been with Roma from the beginning, becoming the first player to wear the number 10 shirt before vacating it for Manuela Giugliano after her first season.

The Switzerland international retained a role of importance even as Roma’s midfield options increased year on year. Eventually, Bernauer amassed 77 appearances for the club (including 67 starts) and scored nine goals.

Her most memorable moment was scoring the winning penalty in the shootout that decided the final of the Coppa Italia in 2021, gifting Roma their first ever trophy.

After that, she opted to sign a one-year contract extension with the club, but it would turn out to be her final one. During her last Roma season, she played 18 times, starting 11 of those appearances and scoring once each in Serie A Femminile and the Coppa Italia.

With Bernauer’s departure, there are now just five members of the original Roma Women squad remaining: captain Elisa Bartoli, top scorer Annamaria Serturini, full-back Angelica Soffia, midfielder Claudia Ciccotti and Rome-born talent Giada Greggi, who earlier this week signed a new deal of her own.

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